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, no other modern country gives corporations the unfettered power found in america to gouge customers, short change workers and elect barriers to fair play. that is the very real fiscal lif that american consumers and workers are standing at the precipice of. with me is syracuse university law professor and pulitzer prize investigative reporter, david johnson, who provides details on how big corporations use plain english to rob you blind. in his book, "the fine print." loretta sanchez, carmin wong-ulrich, and matt welch. so nice to have you all at the table. >> good morning. >> thank you. good morning. >>> david, i stole that cyborg a bit from your text. i thought it was useful. if we are going to call them people, the kind of people they are is not immoral but amoral, interested only in profits but willing to work with the law but in a ray that erodes what our capacities are. play that out for me. >> society is defined by its rules. what we have been doing quietly and without the news media covering it is rewriting the rules. the rules of competition are being thwarted or repealed. everyon
% of america while there are the 98% that are not part of this. as long as you govern for the party and not the people, you have danger ahead. >> isn't the result absolute stay sis? this will give you an illustration of what happened. in terms of how many votes they called, forget the things they have passed. the 112 congress called half as many votes as the 110th congress under speaker pelosi. they were able to do more. just bringing things to the floor isn't happening. for boehner, is it he can't lead or structurally part of it is governing for the 1% which is doing nothing. >> there are a number of dynamics. it's not just that he can't control, if you will, this very conservative hyperpartisan arm of his caucus, there are multiple things at play. he's been trying to avoid the type of embarrassment you saw last week. i's not called the do nothing congress for nothing. >> the do nothing congress is embarrassing for john boehner. what about the rest of the people? angela talked about the constituents and how they are responding? how are people reacting to it in the real world? >> yo
in not organizing for america but organizing for obama. do we really have a voice in the health care debate. this time, they are trying to do it differently. the question is, what will the administration find as it goes out into the country. are its priorities in this discussion about the deficit, the people's priorities that brought the administration to office and what will they do at some of those meetings as people say, well, we also want to talk about raising the minimum wage. we also want to talk about workers and the condition of work in this country. that stimulus spending, maybe it is not big enough. there is definitely an effort to redo some of the mistakes of the last term. they are in the same peril louse situation. >> we are looking at the $1.6 billion in tax increases. those are the big power moves. does that jive with what people want here? >> these aren't new numbers. these are the numbers that the president originally talked about. the original time two years ago and then a year before that in terms of bringing down the deficit. his plan for bringing down the deficit, which
are not really the contestants, we are. join ming me today from america university and journalist mark steiner who is host of the mark steiner show on pbs, and founder of the center for emerging media, and also from huffpo live, an msnbc contributor and editor, and, and a woman who gave me a holiday and vacation, joy reid, and nice to have you all here. and thank you so much for coming back, joy. i wanted to start with you this morning, what are they holding out for? at this point, three days before we are are heading over the cliff? >> right. >> what are they holding out for? >> well, basically the republicans at this point in the negotiation want three things. they want cuts to entitlement programs because they want to turn around the democrats and say they cut the entitlements. and they want to cut food stamps and cut school lunch programs, and thirdly, they want to p protect the wealthiest estates from any changes of the estate tax because they will have to give something on the rates, and they want to push the threathold of the rate increase as high as they could and go back t
states of america. that's what we ought to be about. it's unfortunate that people might advance policy that isn't well thought out or policy that they may think is helpful but that doesn't address the tragedy that just took place. i think for me, it's much bigger than just, you know, i'm a republican so therefore, this is what i believe or i'm a staunch supporter of the nra -- >> does the nra speak for you at this point? given what you heard yesterday from wayne lapierre, do they speak for you? >> what he said yesterday doesn't speak personally for me. i'm also a pastor. i also work with a school district. i care about kids, i care about their safety and i want more than anything else to make sure that we have policy, thoughtful policy and it takes time sometimes to think about how we cobble together a policy that will work, that will protect our kids ultimately. >> quickly, i want to get anthea's response. >> i would say quickly, we waited a long time to get some policy but unfortunately, the nra has been working to make different kinds of policy so the first thing that needs to happe
's talking about what kind of america we want. these folks just lost 2012 because they were so extreme and they come back being the more extreme. it's important to know in michigan, right to work is minor compared to women's reproductive rights, education, taxation. it's a very right wing idology taking over the republican agenda in michigan. >> stay with me. coming up, we are going to talk more about this. this point you make is so critical. when we look at the lame duck session in michigan, it's stunning what is happening. when we come back. yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. ♪ doing it with a cold, just not going to happen. vicks dayquil -- powerful non-drowsy 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ no matter what city you're playing tomorrow. [ coughs ] [ male announcer ] you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. ♪ vicks nyquil -- powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ ♪ ♪ i want candy ♪ ♪ i want candy >>> there's a plan to protect o
doctor. see if america's most prescribed ed treatment is right for you. >> as we watch the pictures of the scene from yesterday's horrific tragedy, it is almost unbloo unbelievable, but it was not unfamiliar. we have been here before. we have been living with the consequences of america's love affair with guns for a long time now. there have been at least 61 mass murders committed with firearms since 1982 accord ting to mothe jones magazine, and 2012 has been a record year for casualties from mass shootings beginning on february 22nd at the health spa in atlanta, georgia. four people killed with a 45 caliber semiautomatic handgun. on april 2nd at the university in oikos university, four people were killed. may 30th a at cafe in seattle, washington, five people killed and one wounded with a 45 caliber handgun. on july 20th, in a movie theater in aurora 50 people killed with a ar semiautomatic rifle. and then a temple at a sikh temple. and then four days ago at a mall in portland oregon, two killed and one wounded with an ar-15 s semiautomatic rifle. yesterday december 14th, at an ele
as one of the toughest sheriff's in america mobilizes what he calls his posse. and it should come as no surprise that maricopa county joe arpaio has called on his volunteer armed guards once again in the wake of the newtown school shootings. he's called on 300 armed volunteers to hang outside schools. it's in line with what the nra said they hope will happen nationwide. if hearing the word posse conjures up the images of the old wild west. consider this, some districts want to see armed teachers in every school, as well. chairman of the utah shooting sport council just helped train some 200 teachers in handling concealed weapons and joins me live now from salt lake city. clark, good to see you, sir. >> thank you very much. good to be her. >> the idea of arming teachers, the head of the american teachers federation calls the idea, quote, irresponsible and dangerous. how do you make sure that an amateur gun user like most teachers would be, that they're able to handle guns safely in any circumstance? >> make no mistake, we're not talking about these folks doing tactical things insid
like many places in america servely has more than her share of decadence. you could say well, what about san francisco, there are never hurricanes or typhoons there. no, they just have some of the most devastating earthquakes in american history there. >> so, apparently, the home that i just bought that ended up on the ground because of isaac came because, maybe because i'm an ally but certainly because of the decadence of my city. >> i thought it was because of the wind. i'm old fashioned, i guess. >> the rain, maybe. >> pat robinson said the gay's caused 9/11. it's a long history of treachery. >> of the causes. >> if i were a republican, i believe the homosexuals caused these things, i would be nicer to them. listen, can we get a summery. >> you are bad. some good stuff happened. when we come back, we are going to talk about the reasons they are worth celebrating and raise our champaign glasses. >> we are the shoulder your girlfriend cries on when complaining about you. >> we know all of your weaknesses. >> you have death stars and we are an army of fabulous luke sky walkers. >>
of the country hailed from latin america. today that trend has continued. in the last census, more than half of the foreign born population is from latin america. overall, almost 13% of the population are new immigrants. by and large, our fellow americans came through legal channels. only 29% were undocumented migrants. of those undocumented people, 86% have been living in the u.s. for seven years or longer. many within what we might think of as traditional american families. 16.6 million americans live in families with at least one undocumented immigrants. $1.5 trillion is the amount that could be added to the gdp over ten years if the undocumented immigrants are granted legal status. while we wait, approximately 1,087 people are deported every day by the obama administration. coming up, does the president owe a debt to the dreamers? make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never
, but the dare is that obama's saying do you really want to show to all of america, republican senators that you're going filibuster a bill and everybody's taxes will go up? how do you explain that when there are -- when there is a majority around who can fas? that's a pretty interesting dare that obama put out there. >> thank you, it's like a little school house rock on saturday afternoon here on msnbc. perry, if mitch mcconnell does make a deal, how does he sell that deal in kentucky and the reddest of red states, mind you? >> i think he can and the reason is, like i said, i think any deal he signs on to will be a deal 100, 120 house republicans will sign to. he's not going sign a deal by himself and he'll sign a deal that's acceptable to some conservatives and mitch mock connell has a huge amount of campaign funds are raised. this is the man who famously said his big goal president obama wouldn't make the second term and his credentials are pretty strong in that state which i'm from so i have familiarity with it. >> i know how much you love the state. >> thanks to both of you and i look forwa
their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> this morning, my question, does wearing an afro wig help up understand blackness? liz and scout get married. soon, many other lgbt couples will too. let's get real about guns. first, governors who make you go hmm. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. this friday we will reach the first big milestone in the signature piece of legislation from president barack obama's first term. december 14th is the deadline for states to notify the government will plans setting up health care exchanges mandated by the affordable care act. republican governors who have been dragging their feet can no longer treat the reform law like a boogeyman that will disappear if they wish hard enough. because, if i may borrow a phrase from method man, when the american people elected president obama, they let you know it's real. yes, it's really real son. even the presi
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